We’re excited to kick off our AMRoC Fab Lab Youth Robotics programs on Saturday July 13 , starting at 2pm with an open house orientation featuring local teams showcasing the programs we’re hosting at AMRoC. We’ll be joined by house FIRST Tech Challenge team, Team Duct Tape, as well as FIRST Tech Challenge team VISION, FIRST LEGO League team the Tie Dye Gummy Divas and FIRST LEGO League Jr. team, the LEGO Pros. We’ll also have a FIRST Robotics Competition team program, as we host the Edgar Allan Ohms teams later in the year.
The four programs we’re hosting are AMRoC Fab Lab are:
- FIRST LEGO League Jr for 6-9 year olds
- FIRST LEGO League for 9 to 14 year olds
- FIRST Tech Challenge for 14-18 year olds (middle & high school)
- FIRST Robotics Competition for 16-18 year olds (high school)
No previous experience is necessary, nor is participation in gifted or accelerated programs. AMRoC Fab Lab welcomes all youth, with the only expectation that all participants abide by our Code of Conduct respecting one another and the mentors and coaches who work with our youth. Students in the high school level programs, involved in our FIRST teams, are eligible for over $80 million in available scholarships.
On Saturday, open house guests can learn more about each of FIRST programs we’ll be running at AMRoC and learn how the programs and each of their seasons will run. All of our youth robotics programs will be guided by our signature philosophy of Character Before Competition, and managed according to the the policies and protocols set forth in the AMRoC Youth Robotics Program Handbook.
All our house teams will be participating in FCDI’s annual ROBOTICON Tampa Bay youth robotics showcase, set for October 12 and 13, at the Yuengling Center at the University of South Florida.
Anyone is welcome to our open house event on Saturday, but to be included on communications related to participating on teams, please complete our interest form by clicking on the image below. Priority is given to University area youth.